Ikea-Style DIY Guillotine Covers All Your Extreme Roleplaying Needs

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Whether you're reenacting the French Revolution or screaming "Off with her head!" a la the Queen of Hearts, this DIY guillotine is the way to go. And based on the video, it looks easier to assemble than some shelving units.

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The Sokkomb guillotine is a "new low-cost product designed specifically for all those citizens who are so interested in Do-It-Yourself Justice." Yeah, it's just a mock up, but the video itself is pretty much a DIY guide without the measurements. (Does anyone have thoughts on how thick of a blade that appears to be?)

[Cokkomb via rebel:Art]

DISCUSSION

godwhacker--your-incandescent-old
godwhacker, your incandescent leader!

i think a good diy guy (like me) could make a nice blade from some 1/4"- 3/8" plate. it would be nice to find out the angle to sharpen it. thin to cut cleanly would need a lot of maintenance (chipping on bone and such). too thick, and you may have to take more than one whack at the job at hand.

i think i would have to use some roller track for the blade to cut back on friction as well, as the ceilings in my house are kind of low.